Finance Assistant

Job Description

We are a forward-thinking Multi Academy Trust committed to excellence in education and dedicated to fostering a supportive and dynamic work environment. Our Trust consists of a network of Academies working collaboratively to achieve the highest standards of education and inclusion.  We are looking to appoint a dynamic individual to join our team, who is passionate about making a difference in our sector.

Reporting to the Trust Finance Manager, the Trust Finance Assistant will support the central finance function on behalf of the Academies within the Trust and the Trust budget holders. As the first point of contact for central teams, you will handle finance-related matters or direct enquiries to the appropriate colleagues. You will also be the primary contact for suppliers and customers, addressing queries and providing assistance where possible.

Daily tasks will be varied and may include the end to end purchasing process, supporting the wider finance team with monthly reconciliations, monitoring of expenditure to support the Finance Business Partner with monthly accounting and general finance administration. 

If you feel this is the job for you, please hit apply. 

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 22nd July 2024

Helping you achieve a good work life balance is important to us. Lots of our colleagues work flexibly including part time hours and/or job shares and we are happy to discuss these opportunities with you. 

We care about our staff and provide a number of benefits in addition to salary including a positive and supportive working environment, employer pension contribution of 24.4%, generous annual leave entitlement for all- year round staff, on-site gyms, free parking, access to a retail discounts platform and Employee Assistance Programme.

We truly believe that diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective secure the best outcomes for our students.  We strive to build teams that represent our local communities and welcome applications from individuals who identify as members of an under-represented group and in particular individuals who identify as BAME, disabled or LGBT.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Bridgwater & Taunton College Trust is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share its commitment.  Our mission is that all children achieve. A criminal disclosure check will be requested for any applicant who is offered a position.